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Date: 12/02/19 17:57
Aug, '94: Amtrak at Weverton, MD
Author: Pattenburg

August, 1994 finds Amtrak's Capitol Limited heading east at CP Weverton in Maryland. Motive power was Amtrak 276 and 235. 




Date: 12/02/19 20:01
Re: Aug, '94: Amtrak at Weverton, MD
Author: davew833

Pity Amtrak didn't hold onto a couple of Budd short domes.



Date: 12/02/19 20:27
Re: Aug, '94: Amtrak at Weverton, MD
Author: GPutz

Nice picture, about two miles from my home.  Gerry



Date: 12/03/19 00:56
Re: Aug, '94: Amtrak at Weverton, MD
Author: ClubCar

Very nice photo of Amtrak on the old B&O R.R.  Those were the days when Amtrak operated a quality train, sad they are no longer in operation.
John in White Marsh, Maryland



Date: 12/03/19 03:14
Re: Aug, '94: Amtrak at Weverton, MD
Author: andersonb109

The old Cap was a great train. Full diner with actual food, dome, and full lounge with take out. And look. Two locos in case one crapped out which was rare back in the days of state of good repair. Heck, even all the rooms had toilets. 



Date: 12/03/19 15:52
Re: Aug, '94: Amtrak at Weverton, MD
Author: arrow611

I'm thinking this picture is closer to Knoxville (MD) than Weaverton (Jct.). U.S. 340 (in the background) is closer to the railroad nearer to Weaverton and the railroad curves to the right.



Date: 12/03/19 15:58
Re: Aug, '94: Amtrak at Weverton, MD
Author: Cole42

arrow611 Wrote:
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> I'm thinking this picture is closer to Knoxville
> (MD) than Weaverton (Jct.). U.S. 340 (in the
> background) is closer to the railroad nearer to
> Weaverton and the railroad curves to the right.

Technically that is correct, but you can see the Weverton signal in the background so the title is not incorrect.



Date: 12/03/19 16:21
Re: Aug, '94: Amtrak at Weverton, MD
Author: cabsignaldrop

Fantastic shot!  



Date: 12/03/19 20:21
Re: Aug, '94: Amtrak at Weverton, MD
Author: chess

andersonb109 Wrote:
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> The old Cap was a great train. Full diner with
> actual food, dome, and full lounge with take out.
> And look. Two locos in case one crapped out which
> was rare back in the days of state of good repair.
> Heck, even all the rooms had toilets. 
I don't know, by the early/mid 90's those F40's were getting long in the tooth, and they had alot of issues as well. We tend to look back at this point in Amtrak's history as the good old days, and in many ways they were, but keep in mind, many P42's have had a longer life than the F40, and given the amount of miles both engines have put in, I'd say that they're doing ok. Is it time to get new power? Hell yes, Do I miss the F40's and the Amtrak of the 80's and 90's? You bet I do. I miss those days a lot!!



Date: 12/04/19 09:24
Re: Aug, '94: Amtrak at Weverton, MD
Author: DJ-12

From a purely aesthetic standpoint, this is a my favorite Amtrak era and favorite incarnation of this train. Thanks for posting!



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